Archive: February 24, 2008 - March 1, 2008

Her Song: Talking Taylor Swift

An A-plus interview. Why can't they all be like Taylor Swift? The young country super-starlet is a flat-out fantastic interview subject. So open and honest and funny and interesting; so willing to play along - to go here, there or anywhere during the course of an interview. (And I...

By J. Freedom du Lac | February 28, 2008; 5:11 PM ET | Comments (1)

Apple Of The Music Industry's Twitchy Eye

Steve Jobs wants to wipe that smile off your face. You might have seen the news earlier this week that iTunes is now the second-largest music retailer in the U.S., behind the almighty Wal-Mart. The research firm NPD Group announced that Apple's digital music store has jumped ahead of...

By J. Freedom du Lac | February 28, 2008; 11:00 AM ET | Comments (0)

R.I.P. Buddy Miles

Drummer Buddy Miles died on Tuesday night. I don't have any personal anecdotes about him and won't claim to be anything of an expert on his entire career, but I do know that "Band of Gypsys" has always been my favorite Jimi Hendrix album and Buddy Miles is a huge...

By David Malitz | February 27, 2008; 5:52 PM ET | Comments (9)

Official Virgin Festival Predictions, Vol. 2

Before I get to my next couple of lineup guesses for this summer's Virgin Festival - er, Virgin Mobile Festival, August 9 and 10 at Pimlico Race Course - let's recap some of the speculation from the first set of comments. J. Freedom seemed fairly certain the Stone Temple Pilots...

By David Malitz | February 27, 2008; 2:58 PM ET | Comments (57)

Discographically Speaking: Wilco

Wilco seems to be on the road pretty constantly but the tour that finds Jeff Tweedy and Co. stopping by the 9:30 Club for a pair of sold-out shows tonight and tomorrow is different. Wilco just finished a five-night stand in its hometown of Chicago (read some excellent details courtesy...

By David Malitz | February 26, 2008; 12:36 PM ET | Comments (34)

'Once' Upon An Oscar

The big music news from last night's Academy Awards wasn't P. Diddy's red-carpet revelation that he'd received Sidney Poitier's blessings to play the lead in "A Raisin in The Sun." It was that Glen Hansard and Markéta Irglová won the best song award for their gorgeous "Once" duet, "Falling Slowly."...

By J. Freedom du Lac | February 25, 2008; 11:04 AM ET | Comments (4)


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